Third Sector Leeds Brexit Newsflash 2

//Third Sector Leeds Brexit Newsflash 2
EU Settlement Scheme Outreach Services

The EU Settlement was opened fully from the end of March 2019 for EU citizens to apply online for settled or pre-settled status dependent on the number of years of residency in the UK.  The government has offered a range of support, to help people apply, including digital assistance services and ID checking.

Leeds City Council Customer Access Service have signed up to provide digital assistance and ID Scanning through 5 of their community hubs.

  • Merrion House (Monday – Friday 9am – 12pm by appointment)
  • Reginald Centre (Tuesday 9am – 12pm by appointment)
  • Dewsbury Road (Thursdays 9am – 12pm by appointment)
  • Armley (Mondays 10am – 12pm by appointment)
  • Compton Centre (Thursdays 9am – 12pm by appointment)

More details of the Council’s offer can be found on the following website (https://www.leeds.gov.uk/brexit), along with links to national guidance and toolkits. You will also find some comms materials below to promote the  services.

EU Settlement Booklet
EU Settlement Poster

In addition, the Council has grant funded the following local VCFS organisations to do Community Outreach aimed at increasing community awareness of the scheme:

  •     Path Yorkshire
  •     Baltica Supplementary School
  •     Polish Catholic Mission
  •     Settled ( 3 million)
  •     St Vincents
  •     Leeds City Council Gypsy Roma Traveller team

The key focus of the activities will be to:

– Raise awareness of EU citizens to the EU Settlement Scheme and how to apply
– Promote using nationally provided communication toolkits to ensure consistency of message
– Provide assistance and signposting to Gov.UK site and to local Council community hubs offering digital assistance and ID checking services

Support to Make an Application to the EUSS

An EU Settlement Scheme Home Office pop up event is being delivered on Wednesday 30th October in two venues in the city.

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The pop-up provides an opportunity to access information from the Home Office,  ask questions, make an application to the Scheme, as well as find out more about  the wider support that is available.

Pop along to the session on Wednesday 30 October 2019:

11:00am-1:30pm Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, LS1 3AD

2:30pm-5:00pm Shine, 11 Harehills Rd, LS8 5HS

Other Useful Documents

Local information about Brexit and the EU Settlement Scheme is available on the Council’s webpage.

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About the Author:

Sean Tunnicliffe
Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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